Information Today
Volume 19, Issue 10 November 2002
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Sagebrush Corp., ITI Partner to Provide Library Data Enhancement Product

Sagebrush Corp. and Information Transform, Inc. (ITI) have announced a partnership to cooperatively market and provide The Complete MARC Suite to K-12 schoollibraries. This new offering combines both companies' products and services to assist librarians in enhancing and maintaining library collection data.

The Complete MARC Suite integrates Sagebrush's AchieveMARC Accelerated Reader and Reading Counts! enhancement service with ITI's MARC Mechanic custom data cleanup services and MARC Magician software. According to the announcement, this offering provides libraries with the most complete solution available for cleaning up collection records, enhancing records with additional data, and maintaining quality data on an ongoing basis.

"It's imperative that libraries have quality, consistent data in order to maximize access to their vast resources by students and educators," said Jim Zicarelli, president of Sagebrush Corp. "Through The Complete MARC Suite, Sagebrush and ITI are providing libraries with more powerful tools that will help them create more effective students."

"The quality of a library's MARC database can be directly correlated with its efficiency (its administration and management of the collection) and effectiveness (its circulation and educational value). By partnering together, ITI and Sagebrush are providing practical solutions that have immediate and positive impact for libraries," said Hank Epstein, president of Information Transform, Inc.

The Complete MARC Suite is now available from both Sagebrush Corp. and ITI. For more information on ITI, visit http://www.mitinet.com.

Source: Sagebrush Corp., Minneapolis, 952/656-2999; http://www.sagebrushcorp.com.

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